This page lists the discussions of the safety requirements for effluent and environmental monitoring and a list of the NRC and EPA Regulatory Requirements.
On this page:
- Background Information on NRC Effluent and Environmental Monitoring Requirements
- NRC Regulatory Requirements
- EPA Regulations
NRC Regulatory Requirements
10 CFR Part 20, Standards for Protection Against Radiation.
10 CFR 50.34a, Design objectives for equipment to control releases of radioactive material in effluents - nuclear power reactors.
10 CFR 50.36a, Technical specifications on effluents from nuclear power reactors.
10 CFR 50.72, Immediate notification requirements for operating nuclear power reactors.
10 CFR 50.73, Licensee event report system.
10 CFR Part 50, Appendix A; Design Criteria 60, Control of Releases of Radioactive Materials to the Environment.
10 CFR Part 50, Appendix A; Design Criteria 64, Monitoring Radioactivity Releases.
10 CFR Part 50, Appendix I, Numerical Guides for Design Objectives and Limiting Conditions for Operation to Meet the Criterion "As Low As Is Reasonably Achievable" for Radioactive Material in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactor Effluents. (40 FR 19437 as an effective rule on May 5, 1975)
Regulatory Guide 1.109, Calculation of Annual Doses to Man from Routine Releases of Reactor Effluents for the Purpose of Evaluating Compliance with 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix I (Rev. 1, 10/75).
Regulatory Guide 1.21, Measuring, Evaluating, and Reporting Radioactivity in Solid Wastes and Releases of Radioactive Materials in Liquid and Gaseous Effluents from Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Plants. (Rev. 1, 6/74)
Regulatory Guide 1.143, Design Guidance for Radioactive Waste Management Systems, Structures, and Components Installed in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Plants. (Rev. 2, 11/01)
Regulatory Guide 4.1, Programs for Monitoring Radioactivity in the Environs of Nuclear Power Plants. (1/73)
Regulatory Guide 4.2, Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Stations. (Rev. 2, 7/76)
Regulatory Guide 4.8, Environmental Technical Specifications for Nuclear Power Plants (12/75) and Branch Technical Position (Rev. 1, 11/79; specific to environmental monitoring program).
Regulatory Guide 4.15, Quality Assurance for Radiological Monitoring Program (Normal Operation) - Effluent Streams and the Environment.
NUREG-0472, Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications for PWRs. (2/80)
NUREG-0473, Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications for BWRs. (7/79)
- 40 CFR Part 190, Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations. (1/77)